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Job opportunity at Batesville Area Chamber

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Batesville Area Chamber is searching for their next director of membership development. 

This full-time position is responsible for a broad range of duties including sales, marketing and administration. Through one-on-one visits and creative communication, the director of membership development will be expected to inform, attract and retain chamber members. 

If you or someone you know is interested in this position, visit www.mybatesville.org

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Join MTCC for the opening of our largest exhibit to date, African American Treasures from the Kinsey Collection. This once in a life changing exhibit, that is currently on display at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World will open at MTCC on Friday, April 8, at 6PM. The exhibit contains rare, one of a kind artifacts that will be displayed in Arkansas for the first time ever. These artifacts work to dispel the myth of absence and demonstrate that African American history is American history.

The opening will feature a presentation by the Kinseys, refreshments, and live entertainment provided by Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers.

The opening for is FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information call 501.683.3593

The exhibit runs April 8, 2016 through July 2, 2016.

Batesville museum to offer free school tours during Archeology Week

Batesville museum to offer free school tours during Archeology Week

BATESVILLE, Ark. - After receiving a grant in February, the Old Independence Regional Museum decided to use Archeology Week as a time to allow over 1,000 students to get in free. 

Not only did the Bill Jordan Education Grant give the museum a funds, but it also included the admission of 1,200 school students and a $50 stipend for each class's bus driver during Archaeology Week. 

“We are excited to have the opportunity to provide free tours to our regional schools. The Archeology Week programs offer a hands-on supplement for classes that have studied or will study Native American culture and Arkansas History,” said museum Humanities Educator, Amelia Bowman. “Archeology is essential in understanding past cultures and this is a great way for students to gain experience.”

Calif.-based band to perform at Lyon College

Calif.-based band to perform at Lyon College

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - As part of the band's national tour, Lillie Lemon will be making a stop in Batesville, Ark. on Wednesday, March 2. 

UACCB named as one of the top 150 in the country

UACCB named as one of the top 150 in the country

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) has been named as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges that are improving student success in America.

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named UACCB as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships.

The Prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges and recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and access and success for minority and low-income students.

UACCB names outstanding faculty member, hires new cashier

UACCB names outstanding faculty member, hires new cashier

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville had a few announcements to make coming into the New Year. 

Not only did the university hire a new cashier in the UACCB business office, but officials also named the outstanding faculty member for 2015. 

Vernon Hoffman was named the 2015 outstanding faculty member on Wednesday. He teaches major and non-major biology, human anatomy and physiology I and II, essentials of anatomy and physiology, botany, zoology and field techniques on campus. He holds a bachelor’s of science in wildlife management and ecology and a master’s of science in biology from Arkansas State University.

82 graduate at UACCB RN pinning ceremony

BATESVILLE, Ark.  – Eighty two graduates walked across the stage at the pinning ceremony for the registered nursing program Dec. 4 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. 

Several awards were given to recognized graduates for their outstanding achievements. The Nightingale Award, named after Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was awarded to the student that not only showed that he or she adhered to the standards that Nightingale set forth, but also incorporated the "heart" of nursing. The award recognized a student who had spent time with a patient that was lonely, listened to a patient’s fears and anxieties and held the hand of a patient who was in need of human touch. An award was given to a student in the traditional RN track and a student in the online RN track. The winners of the 2015 Nightingale Award were:

Online- Jonathan Miller

Traditional- Nichole Rogers